DIRECTIONS FOR USE
IMPORTANT: Not for use on plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes. For use on plants intended for aesthetic purposes or climatic modification and being grown in interior plantscapes, ornamental gardens or parks, or on lawns or grounds.
- Do not apply directly to impervious horizontal surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, and patios except as a spot or crack-and-crevice treatment. During application, do not allow pesticide to enter or runoff into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters.
- All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:
1) Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures;
2) Applications to lawns, turf, and other vegetation;
3) Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 feet above grade;
4) Applications to underside of eaves, soffits, doors, or windows permanently protected from rainfall by a covering, overhang, awning, or other structure;
5) Applications around potential pest entry points into buildings, when limited to a surface band not to exceed one inch in width;
6) Applications made through the use of a coarse, low pressure spray to only those portions of surfaces that are directly above bare soil, lawn, turf, mulch or other vegetation, as listed on the label, and not over an impervious surface, drainage or other condition that could result in runoff into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters, or surface waters, in order to control occasional invaders or aggregating pests.
- Do not water the treated area to the point of run-off.
- Do not make applications during rain.
- Do not apply directly to sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies, or aquatic habitat can occur, except as directed by the label.
This product is restricted for use in the State of New York.
Patrol is a Group 3 Insecticide that contains the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin. Due to the inherent risk of the development of resistance to any pesticide product, it is strongly advised that Patrol be used in a sound resistance-management program.
It is recommended that the following resistance management practices be followed, including, but not limited to:
- Rotating Patrol with products with different modes of action,
- Avoiding treatment of successive generations with Patrol, and
- Using labeled rates at specified spray intervals.
For additional information about implementing these or other resistance management practices, consult an Extension advisor or company representative.
NOTE: Do not use water-based sprays of Patrol in conduits, motor housings, junction boxes, switch boxes, or other electrical equipment because of possible shock hazard. Thoroughly wash out sprayer and screen with water and detergent before using Patrol. Patrol has not stained or caused damage to painted or varnished surfaces, plastics, fabrics, or other surfaces where water applied alone causes no damage. However, treat a small area and allow it to dry to determine whether staining will occur.
LET TREATED SURFACES DRY BEFORE ALLOWING HUMANS AND PETS TO CONTACT SURFACES.
Do not use this product with oil.
Do not apply this product in any room being used as living, eating, sleeping, or recovery area by patients, the elderly, or infirm when they are in the room.
Do not apply to classrooms when in use.
Do not apply to institutions (including libraries, sports facilities, etc.) in the immediate area when occupants are present.
Do not apply this product to edible growing crops or stored raw agricultural commodities used for food or feed.
Do not allow applications to contact water inhabited by fish, such as in aquariums and ornamental fish ponds that are located in/around structures being treated.
Do not use on golf course turf.
For control of ants, bees, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, flies, millipedes, mosquitoes, scorpions, sowbugs, pillbugs, spiders, termites (above ground only), ticks, wasps, and other similar perimeter arthropod pests. Apply with either hand or power application equipment as a residual treatment to ornamental plants next to foundations of buildings and to surfaces of buildings, porches, screens, window frames, eaves, patios, garages, refuse dumps, and other similar areas where these insect pests are active. For termites, this type of application is not intended as a substitute for soil treatment labeled termiticides or mechanical alteration to control subterranean termites, or fumigation for extensive infestation of drywood termites or other wood-infesting insects. The purpose of such applications of Patrol for termites is to kill workers or winged reproductive forms which may be present in treated channels at the time of treatment. Such applications are not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment, but are merely a supplement. This product is not recommended as sole protection against termites. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection.
SPECIFIC USE DIRECTIONS
Apply to any trails around doors and windows and other places where ants may be found. For best results, locate and treat nests.
Where ants are trailing inside, apply as a residual surface treatment to active areas such as baseboards, corners, around pipes, in and behind cabinets, behind and under refrigerators, sinks, furnaces and stoves, cracks and crevices. When combining baits and residual surface insecticides, apply surface insecticides in cracks and crevices, along baseboards, and infested surfaces and outside barrier treatments. Treatment of perimeter landscaping can reduce honeydew-producing insects and limit this ant food source. Use baits in other areas that are untreated by residual insecticides; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.
Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebrats, Silverfish, and Spiders
Apply as a coarse, low pressure spray to areas where these pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, cabinets, behind and under refrigerators, furniture, sinks, furnaces and stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.
Bees, Flies, Mosquitoes, and Wasps
Apply directly to walls, ceilings, window screens, and other resting areas as a residual surface treatment. May be used inside residential buildings as well as in and around carports, garages, and storage sheds; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use. Use caution when treating nests of stinging insects as Patrol does not provide instant knockdown. Protective equipment for the applicator may be required. For best results, treat bee, wasp and hornet nests late in the day when most insects will be present. Allow 2-3 days for colony to die and retreat if necessary.
For mosquito control, apply as a structural perimeter spray to landscape plantings, turf, and building foundations to control mosquitoes. Yards or other frequented areas enclosed by landscaping can benefit from the creation of a mosquito barrier to reduce invading mosquitoes by the treatment of perimeter vegetation. Apply Patrol at specified rates in 2–5 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft. Higher volumes applied result in better coverage and, as a rule, will improve control. Application to vegetation away from structures may require additional certification, e.g. in turf or ornamental categories. Consult your state regulatory agency for requirements.
Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Millipedes, Pillbugs, and Sowbugs
Apply around doors and windows and other places where these pests may be found or where they may enter premises. Treat baseboards, storage areas, and other locations. Apply barrier treatments to prevent infestation as described below; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.
Fleas and Ticks
To control nuisance fleas and ticks (e.g. dog ticks) apply to kennels, yards, runs, and other areas where pets may frequent. For best coverage to control ticks, apply using a coarse fan spray to vegetation brush, branches, rock walls, and other areas near habitation where ticks may harbor or frequent. Treat entire area rather than making spot treatments, and retreat as necessary to maintain control. Do not apply to pasture or cropland, and do not allow animals and people access to treated areas until the deposit has dried. Applications can be made on a monthly basis, beginning in the spring and can continue until frost to control both larvae and adult ticks. Also, treat pets with a product registered for flea and tick control. See Outdoor Surfaces Use.